Tradesman warned after thefts

Police are urging tradesman in Broadland to be vigilant
following thefts where tools were targeted.

Several incidents have been reported in the area with thieves
targeting vehicles, storage containers and building sites.

Police are urging people to be vigilant and take necessary
security measures including keep tools locked away and out of sight
and ensuring outbuildings are locked and secure overnight.

Police continue to investigate the following incidents:

  • Between midday on Monday 18 November and 9.20am on Tuesday 19
    November, suspect(s) entered a van in Tusting Close in Sprowston
    which had been left unlocked stealing a nail gun, circular saw and
    drill.
  • Overnight on Tuesday 19 November suspect(s) broke into a metal
    storage container at a site on Reeves Corner in Great Plumstead
    after fording a padlock, although nothing was stolen from
    inside.
  • Meanwhile, thieves targeted a building site in Yarmouth Road in
    Thorpe St Andrew overnight on Monday 11 November.

    Brickwork tools
    worth several hundred pounds were stolen.

Broadland Policing Commander, Superintendent Stuart Gunn, said:
“Works vehicles and storage units can often house a lot of
expensive equipment and while thieves will sometimes use force to
break in, they will also be on the look-out for lapses in
security.

“I would urge tradesman to be vigilant, keep vehicles and
storage areas secure and report any incidents of suspicious
activity to police using the non-emergency number
101.

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